My schmuck high school drama teacher used to tell kids he cut from the musical (not me) that there are two kinds of people: "actors who sing, and singers who act. And then there are you guys." But then there's Paul Smith, Maximo Park vocalist and the you-guyest of the British new wave resuscitators. At the Bowery he worked those textbook theater faces and projected to the back row without losing his Newcastle accent—a schmuck drama teacher's dream. But beneath the face cake, Smith's a smartass, stocking his poses and ticktocking his Kit-Cat eyes until Schmuck would've burned red and the audience would've realized Smith is not an actor—he just... More >>>